A close win or bad loss against a quality cross-conference opponent early in the season could be the difference between No. 4 and No. 5 come playoff time.
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Ivan Maisel, Matt Schick & Chris Low discuss Urban Meyer's conversation with Tom Rinaldi (3:25), a terrible weekend for the B1G (8:10) & Pac-12 (13:52), struggles for Scott Frost (26:06) & Willie Taggart (28:24), a big win for LSU, Texas (33:26) and more. Plus, "Talk Nerdy To Me" tackles the biggest risers & fallers (39:39), Walk-Ons (44:30) & Extra Points (51:45).
- Wisconsin WR's sexual assault trial to proceed
- Badgers' Davis eligible to play after suspension
- LSU (11), Va. Tech (12) make big moves in poll
- Cephus in court as lawyers seek dropped charge
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
For the second straight week Notre Dame's chance to reach the playoff dropped more than anyone else's despite earning a win. That the Fighting Irish only beat Vanderbilt by 5 at home lowered FPI's opinion of them and hurt their projections going forward.
Squally Canada ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns and BYU handed mistake-prone Wisconsin its first nonconference home loss since 2003, giving the No. 6 Badgers fits with its motion offense in a 24-21 victory Saturday.
Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer
BYU (+23.5) beats No. 6 Wisconsin 24-21 in Madison and cashes at +1100 on the moneyline.
Wisconsin gets stunned, Kyler Murray aces his first road test and LSU outlasts Auburn in another wild one. What else have we learned so far?
Allison Williams ESPN Reporter
The night before they play football...they play euchre. It's a card game unique to the Midwest and I appreciate some of the @badgerfootball players letting me jump in on a game. Don't worry, @michaelDeiter we'll get the next one! #BowerswithBadgers
A judge on Tuesday rejected a motion to dismiss a second-degree sexual assault charge against Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus, who has been ordered to stand trial on charges he sexually assaulted two drunken women this spring.
Danny Davis III is eligible to play Saturday for the Badgers after serving a two-game suspension for his connection to an alleged sexual assault in April involving another Wisconsin football player.
Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer
The four ranked Big Tens that finished their games before midnight won by an average margin of 43 points today. It was not a particularly competitive slate for the league this week save for Michigan State-Arizona State.
Wisconsin pulled away after an early scare, Michigan rolled against an overmatched opponent and TCU is ready for a Week 3 showdown. What else have we learned?
Jonathan Taylor ran for 253 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 5 Wisconsin asserted its dominance after allowing a score on the game-opening drive, beating New Mexico 45-14 on Saturday.